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Amazon Introduces Kindle DX

May 6, 2009

With the high cost of college textbooks, does Amazon’s newest wireless reading device – the Kindle DX – offer a solution, despite its $489 price tag?

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Bento – Apple’s Productivity Tool

January 26, 2009

I don’t remember how I wandered onto the Apple Business site, but while there, I found an interesting productivity tool called Bento.  I’ve downloaded a trial version to see how I can use it and will post my reaction after about a week or so of  “playing” with the program. http://www.filemaker.com/products/bento/features.html

New E-learning Tools

January 26, 2009

I love lists; they’re so easy to read and informative, too.  Today I found a useful list of new e-learning tools, written by Jane Hart (Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies).  One of the tools for 2009 Ms. Hart included is one I will probably use later this semester in one of my online courses.  […]

Home Offices: No Clutter Here!

January 26, 2009

First off, spend some time on your work environment. I’m not an interior designer or a professional organizer, but certainly working in a space devoted to just exactly that – work – keeps your residence from becoming a giant work elephant you wind up tripping over wherever you go. Yes, work spilling into spaces throughout […]

Save Gasoline

October 11, 2008

With the cost of gas, even as oil prices came down this week ($83 a barrel on Friday, October 10th), it makes sense to limit our driving as much as we can.  Companies are now considering the possibility of their employees telecommuting a day or two a week.  Why not start teaching part of a […]

Welcome to The Online College Instructor

October 2, 2008

“What do you do all day?”  I’m asked that question many times and, of course, when I explain that I’m a full time online university instructor, I usually get that glassy-eyed stare of someone who has trouble dealing with anyone who “plays on the computer all day long.” I’m sure freelance writers, home-based entrepreneurs, and […]